Frances Glessner Lee created meticulous and gruesome dioramas of murder scenes, which are still used to train police today.
And he’s got the perfect TV crime drama to prove it.
By now — despite the apparent infallibility of detectives from Sherlock Holmes to Lieutenant Columbo, despite the clinical genius of wizards from Dr. Quincy to Gil Grissom — it should surprise no one that forensic science is not the model of exactitude that popular culture might have us believe.
Why juries hear—and trust—so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.
The science of fingerprint identification wasn’t called into question. The examiners’ errors were the problem.
I have a plan for the day, a set of tasks I’d like to accomplish, but that is always dependent upon what the morning brings. If a homicide victim arrives, all plans go out the window and the case is worked until there’s nothing more you can do on it.
Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
Some say Dr. Alejandro Hernández Cárdenas' brew brings the dead back to life. A MOTHERBOARD documentary on life, death, and an unassuming Mexican dentist whose proprietary chemical formula rehydrates corpses for identification.
A national commission created to improve the reliability of forensics has been dealt a possibly fatal blow.
IN the search for justice is the age of the great detective over and are we now living in the era of the scientist? A new book reveals all..
Forensic technology has made huge breakthroughs over the past thirty-five years that I’ve been around criminal and forensic investigations. Without question, the next thirty-five are going to bring mind-blowing advances. I’ve looked into my forensic crystal ball to come up with five things I think will be real by 2050.
These websites feature news and analysis about various aspects of the forensic science profession. The sites are listed in broad categories for easy perusal, and are not being ranked, as each has a uniquely valuable perspective on the forensic science field.
I’m Lisa Bailey, full-time forensic artist at the FBI, Instructor, and Author of “Ask a Forensic Artist.” I started this site to fill a major void in the field of forensic art: education.
Forensic’s website is a content-rich destination for news, intelligence, new products and technology, and a wealth of additional tools for forensic professionals. Updated throughout the day with current information by our editorial staff...
Welcome to Forensic Methods! This site is a repository of computer forensic tools and techniques to assist clients, students, and fellow practitioners.
The Ultimate Guide to Forensic Science. Learn about careers in Forensic Science, read the latest news, connect with top professionals, and find the best Forensics schools in the world.
This site is a guide to the science of forensic medicine solely pertaining to the medico legal investigation of the dead.
The Innocence Project of Florida is a non-profit legal organization providing pro bono services to our clients. Our mission is to find and free the innocent in Florida prisons, help the exonerees transition back into a changed society, and work to reform the criminal justice system.
Forensic videos from the Discovery channel.
The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) supports the forensic science, justice and military communities through innovative programs, evaluation, training and laboratory quality reviews.
My name is Reddy P. Chamakura. I am a retired forensic scientist with Police Laboratory, New York City Police Department. I took retirement after spending 36 years in forensic field.
We’re a staff of volunteers. This is a magazine for teachers by teachers. It’s a labor of love and we appreciate your patronage.
The concept of Virtual Autopsy was born when Tim Taylor a medical student at the University of Leicester, created this site as part of a medical informatics special study module. The project was so big that he was commissioned to complete the site after the end of the study module.
Crime Lab Report is an independent organization that analyzes media coverage, industry trends, and public-policies related to forensic science and its application within the criminal justice system. In this capacity, we seek to keep the public record open and honest so that policy-decisions regarding this critical profession will be based on accurate information.
The CSI Web Adventures would not have been possible without the generous efforts of our many science collaborators.
The first issue of Evidence Technology Magazine was published in May 2003, becoming the first trade publication in the United States focused exclusively on evidence collection, processing, and preservation. Since then, we have covered a wide range of topics, including: the CSI effect, fingerprint technology, crime-scene safety, computer forensics...
ITSGOV’s mission is that of providing informative and valuable resources from the world of crime scene investigation and forensic science. Interested individuals will find all of sorts of insightful information related to their object of study, be it forensic anthropology, pathology, entomology, DNA forensics, and so on, besides various “industry news” or real life CSI cases.
The Coroner of Lake County, IL talking about life and death in the purview of a County Coroner.
Visible Proofs is about the history of forensic medicine. Over the centuries, physicians, surgeons, and other professionals have struggled to develop scientific methods that translate views of bodies and body parts into "visible proofs" that can persuade judges, juries, and the public.